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The Tea Party Is Going To Rock 2012

Posted on | January 27, 2012 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

Mark Mekler makes a fine guest, making the case for the bottom-up strategy, instead of the drop-in, Ross Perot actor.

The notion that the restoration of the country is a long-term project is blindingly obvious. However, my gut is that, as things neck down to the August GOP convention, the Tea Partiers are going to become really, really energetic, and cause much fearful wetness in the Lefty midriff.

The two lawyers bandy about the idea of a constitutional convention, and view the country’s situation as too dire for the necessary reflection of a convention in the near future, but not insurmountable.

All the Eeyores need to watch this clip.

The only obvious flaw in this interview is the failure to mention this blog. Next time, Prof. Reynolds.

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  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Yes, it is going to be the work of decades to undo the work of decades.  You may live to see it; doubt I will.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Still worth doing.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Mind you, I’m not THRILLED we’re still gonna need what is essentially a resistance movement after 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes, the Left is worth immolating.  Look at socialized medicine for example, it’s been their dream for 50+ years, they never gave up, no matter how much the people or the politics of the day forbade it.

    These people never give up.  I’d like the Right to “never give up” even when it seems like a lost cause.  Too many on our side, throw in the towel too easily.  Just look at Santorum, how many people say, “oh, I like him, but there is no way for him to win.”  That’s said about alot of  candidates, not just Santorum.

    Liberals went for a full throated socialist like Obama, they never cared about “moderation” or “appealing to Independents.”   You know the crap that is continously spewed by our “Republican betters.”

  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile we have our two front runners going at each other like hungry zombies:  Stacy’s advice makes more and more sense…
    http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2012/01/romney-claims-that-gingrich-was-not.html

  • Anonymous
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  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    Speaking of the Tea Party, guess who they support? Yep, Newt, then Santorum, then coming in at a distant third is Romney, then Paul. So much for the Father Crazy Uncle Of The Tea Party Movement.

    http://libertynews.com/2012/01/25/tea-party-movement-overwhelmingly-supports-newt-gingrich-rejects-romney-and-paul/

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    It will be a never ending battle, I’m afraid, with the advantage going first one way and then the other. The ultimate advantage will be with the left because of leftist judges and the politics of convenience. The only way the battle will be won for good is if the whole country crashes to a heap, at which point we have to build from scratch. Its only a matter of which side will the people mass behind at that point. It will be a choice then between liberty and security. Security will sound might good at that point. I am not optimistic about either scenario. People are people wherever you go.

  • http://twitter.com/reg_rollins reg_rollins21

    Nobody will get excited for Romney.  Newt, maybe, but he needs to survive and beat Romney.  Santorum was never an option; he supported Arlen Specter for God’s sake.

    If Romney is nominated, then Gary Johnson might be able to pick up the Ron Paul supporters as well as the disaffected Tea Party voters.  Cut federal spending, conservative judges, states rights on controversial issues.  It could work.

  • serfer62

    TPT…this is why I think clinton is the most danerous president ever. He’s the guy who appointed these Kommuie  judges with the help of orren hatch of UT, a respected member of the DC GOP Establishment.

    Secound most dangerous pol is The Grim Weeper, Boehner, who could have stopped all the BS as the House controls the money & the other 2 branches can’t do anything about it.

  • serfer62

    Reg…Sanotorium did the stupid with spector, but looking at the other 3 I say forgive & forget.

  • Anonymous

    Well, if endorsements are now the criteria for supporting someone, then Newt would have no support.  He endorsed “big tent” Republicans over their TP opponents throughout 2010.

    So, I don’t understand how Santorum’s “one mistake” is somehow bigger than Newt’s several.  Where’s the logical consistency?

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    That’s the kind of thing that you have to put up with when you have a party leadership that’s more concerned with pleasing Democrats and Independents than they are their own rank-and-file.

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  • Quartermaster

    Santorum has said that supporting Snarlin’ Arlen was a mistake. It would help if he would say so in public and ask forgiveness.